Marten Fire update


Current Size: 5,919 acres

Containment: 2% Resources:

264 personnel

Location: 13 miles east of Afton WY

Legal Description: Latitude: 42ᵒ 42’ 21” Longitude: 110ᵒ 40’ 45”

Cause: Human, Under Investigation

FIRE UPDATE: Thursday, firefighters focused aerial attack resources on both the south and east sides of the fire, to reduce fire intensity and slow the rate of spread. The western side of the fire continued backing slowly to the Greys River Road, where firefighters have been removing fuels to create a containment line. A firefighter crew was air lifted into position on the east of the fire. Today, they will continue to evaluate opportunities to build control lines on the north and east sides of the fire. Today, Friday, September 21, firefighters will continue evaluating fuels and begin to build fire lines when they find safe and effective opportunities to do so. Crews will continue building hand line to the south near Cazier/Corral Creek Guard Station while aviation resources slow its intensity and rate of growth. A separate team of firefighters are creating a contingency plan to protect infrastructure and historical structures if needed. The current weather is expected to be more favorable than yesterday, with light winds and cool temperatures. However, humidity continues to be low, and fuels are still very dry. Smoke will be visible as temperatures rise each afternoon. With winds coming in this weekend, we expect more active fire behavior. Be aware that air quality can change due to fire activity and wind direction. Plan accordingly if you or your family are smoke sensitive.

FOREST CLOSURE:

To protect firefighter and public safety, a portion of the Bridger-Teton National Forest around the Marten Creek Fire is closed to public access. 


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